WETASKIWIN, Alberta, Canada — Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be the guest speaker at the 41st annual induction ceremony of Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.
The National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University and RTCA have formed a partnership in which NIAR will develop and conduct training for RTCA, focusing on the testing standards for equipment installed on aircraft.
WACO, Texas — Blackhawk Modifications has named Absolute Aviation Group (AAG) in Johannesburg, South Africa, the newest sales center for turboprop performance solutions for Beechcraft King Air 90s and 200s, Caravan 208 and 208Bs, Conquest I and Cheyenne series aircraft.
By LEN ASSANTE
The Dec. 20, 2013, issue of General Aviation News showcased general aviation’s “up and comers,” a group of innovators who are passionate about changing this industry for the better.
I have had the honor of meeting some of these people and agree they offer some amazing ideas and unmitigated passion for GA. Such passion is desperately needed if GA is to survive in any fashion recognizable to today’s General Aviation News readers.
Jay Tibshraeny, mayor of Chandler, Ariz., has proclaimed February “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Arizona, general aviation contributes $609 million annually to the state’s economy. Chandler Municipal Airport is one of the nation’s top 50 busiest GA airports with an economic impact of over $14 million. To view the proclamation, click here.
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft reports it achieved double-digit growth in new aircraft revenue and new airplane deliveries for 2013.
Cadet Colonel William Small of the Civil Air Patrol’s Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron in Spearfish, S.D., was recently presented with the squadron level Outstanding Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the Year award by the Air Force Association.
On Saturday, Feb. 22, the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center will host “African American Pioneers in Aviation Day.” Visitors will have the chance to meet NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps and watch a new puppet show produced for the museum about the Tuskegee Airmen.